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    Member JakobW's Avatar
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    101 uses for ripstop nylon?

    I got some ripstop from JoAnn's a while back and I'm looking for a use for it. It seems to be waterproof. I was hoping to make a tarp, but I got my Kelty 12x12 in and I have no need now. Its also too short (two 3 yard long pieces) to experiment with a weather proof sock. So, what are some other uses for it?

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    Senior Member Gresh's Avatar
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    Gear bags, stuff sacks, ridgeline organizers, PIF fodder (when you get there), etc.
    Palmetto State Hangers: http://facebook.com/groups/palmettostatehangers
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    Snake skins, python skin, stuff sacks, many many things can be done with the fabric.

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    Pillow. Waterproof may be sweaty though.

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    Hammock chair, gear hammock...chances are it's not waterproof unless it was sold as such. Water beads up and runs off of calendared nylon (at first) giving the false impression it's water proof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gresh View Post
    , etc.
    I don't think the etc qualifies for ideas lol

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    I used my 1st yard or 2 to practice making a straight line. I guess I should have practiced more. lol. :'(

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    Can someone point me in the direction of a hammock chair thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JakobW View Post
    Can someone point me in the direction of a hammock chair thread?
    Sure, here you go: The Jerry Chair - An Ultralight Camp Chair

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    Hammocks for your kids if you have any. Or parachutes for their gijoes...I used grocery bags growing up, nylon chutes would be a heck of an upgrade...
    "We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it."- G. W. Sears

    My forum name is Fish<><; I'm in the navy; and I hate sleeping on the ground. If I didn't need ground to walk on or measure resistance to, I think I could happily give it up.

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